Press Release May 5, 2009

Jacobs Engineering Appointed Project Representative for Crossrail

PASADENA, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that Jacobs Engineering UK Ltd had been appointed as Project Representative by the UK's Department for Transport (DfT) and Transport for London (TfL) for the $24 billion (pounds Sterling 15.9 billion) Crossrail programme.

Jacobs will provide oversight services to the project sponsors (DfT and TfL) to help guide the delivery of Crossrail services to schedule, within budget and to the agreed standard by Crossrail Ltd and its delivery partners.

UK Government Transport Minister Andrew Adonis said, "When Crossrail is completed it will increase London's rail capacity by 10 percent and bring 1.5 million new commuters within one hour's journey of the West End and the City. Jacobs will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to help us deliver Crossrail."

The $24 billion Crossrail programme is Europe's largest construction project. When it is completed in 2017, it will be the biggest addition to the transport network in London and the South East of England for 50 years, providing passengers with 24 trains per hour in both directions through Central London at peak times.

In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Mike Higgins stated, "The opportunity to bring our talents to Europe's largest infrastructure programme is a privilege and will demonstrate the depth and breadth of our infrastructure capabilities as the needs of Crossrail change in the coming years. Our team, comprising respected UK transport-industry professionals with a wealth of experience, including that gained from the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, will flex and adapt as the programme evolves through design, procurement, construction, and commissioning."

Jacobs has more than 6500 employees located in the UK.

Jacobs, with annual revenues exceeding $12 billion, is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services.

Any statements made in this release that are not based on historical fact are forward-looking statements. Although such statements are based on management's current estimates and expectations, and currently available competitive, financial, and economic data, forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain. We, therefore, caution the reader that there are a variety of factors that could cause business conditions and results to differ materially from what is contained in our forward-looking statements. For a description of some of the factors which may occur that could cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements please refer to our 2008 Form 10-K, and in particular the discussions contained under Items 1 - Business, 1A - Risk Factors, 3 - Legal Proceedings, and 7 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. We also caution the readers of this release that we do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements made herein.

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